Membrane Fuel Tank Vent Control Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28463
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jurgen Kaschemekat
(415) 328-2228
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Ships' fuel tank vents release significant quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere during fuel loading and transfer operations. Environmental regulations, safety and economy require that these emissions be controlled. Current technology is not suited to shipboard applications. This Phase I program covers the design of membrane-based emissions control systems for this application. A similar system is already being field tested for emissions control at an automobile gasoline station. The systems are compact, lightweight, and economical and achieve greater than 95% VOC recovery. In the Phase I program, units will be designed for a range of shipboard emissions. The systems will be costed and their performance compared to alternative conventional technology. If the membrane systems offer the advantages expected, demonstration systems Will be built and tested in port and at sea in Phase H.

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